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Mount Vernon Square is located on the east side of Washington D.C.'s downtown central business district. Within easy walking distance to a multitude of services and amenities, this neighborhood is highly walkable. There is a convention center and associated hotels in the district as well as shops, pharmacies, restaurants, nightclubs, and bars which cater to residents and visitors to the area. The Carnegie Library is situated here and is a central library for the Washington D.C. region. 

The weather in Washington D.C. varies with the season and walkability of the region can be affected by severe weather and temperatures. Hot, humid summer conditions can result in heat-related illnesses. Severe thunderstorms that occur with the warm weather can also pose a hazard and should be avoided. Cold winter temperatures accompanied by snow can create a danger of frostbite and icy conditions. Good outerwear and footwear mitigate the dangers of long winter walks with your pooch.

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The Mount Vernon Square neighborhood is centered around the feature of the same name and is a triangularly shaped neighborhood. This community is a developed urban district with multi-story buildings. Historic Victorian style townhomes and apartments and condominium complexes are situated in the area. 

The terrain is flat and there are no significant hills to climb in the region, so pets and people of all ability levels can go for a stroll without facing a steep climb. Streets in the area are heavily trafficked and dog walkers need to keep their pets leashed. Sidewalks line streets and some paths are brick and add character to the neighborhood. Dog walkers and pups don’t have to share the road with traffic. 

The neighborhood does not have a lot of natural landscaping and it is heavily paved. Hot concrete can be hard on your pup's paws, so dog boots may be a good idea to protect your pet's feet.

Greenways in Mount Vernon Square
Neighborhoods in Washington have an average of:
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Rigo Walled Park is a centrally located greenway in the Mount Vernon Square neighborhood. The park is a fenced, treed area with paved walking paths that local dog owners can visit with their leashed pets. Samuel Gompers Memorial Park is also located in the district. This small park has shade trees and a monument that makes a good place to visit on a walk with your canine companion in the park. 

Milian Park is small neighborhood park located on the south side of the community with green lawns, trees, and paved paths. It sits across the road from Chinatown Park, located in the adjacent community, which is a more open park for a quick stroll on some soft grassy areas. 

Many larger parks and natural areas are a short drive away and provide long trails to visit with your dog including Rock Creek Park, Glover Archbold Park, and the United State National Arboretum.

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